Position Overview The mission of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association (SCPhA) is to serve its members, enabling them to advance the practice and science of pharmacy. SCPhA is seeking a forward-thinking Chief Executive Officer (CEO) whose management style will unite and maximize the talents of its members and staff to support this mission. A successful candidate will be a natural relationship builder who is ideally already connected to the pharmacy profession. As the public face of SCPhA, the CEO must have an engaging, yet diplomatic approach and be passionate about providing advocacy and resources in support of the pharmacy profession. The position requires a transparent, collaborative leader with a proven track record of growing membership and building engagement, cultivating shared goals, and positioning an organization for relevance and sustainability in the years to come.
Through Governing Policies established by the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer‘s primary focus will be to ensure that the daily activities of SCPhA and its subsidiaries are in compliance with and in support of program and membership goals, strategic objectives, and legislative priorities as established by the Board of Directors. Areas of responsibility include planning and execution, advocacy and communications, program implementation and administration, personnel and fiscal management, member development and retention.
Key Responsibilities Operations & Financial Management Demonstrate proficiency in administration, strategic planning, fiscal management, and experience in working with organizations the size of SCPhA with a large volunteer base and small staff. Oversee and assume responsibility for the continued fiscal growth and financial wellbeing of the organization to include: - Lead the budget planning process for recommendation to the Board and operate within the approved annual budget each year. - Work with accounting firm on monthly reconciliation and annual audit; oversee all aspects of financial management, including accounts payable and accounts receivable are current and processed in a timely manner, maintaining specific requirements of non-profit regulations and standards. - Provide monthly financial reports - Proven ability to raise funds from diverse sources to support professional programs and services. - Possess broad-based connections and experiences with business, industry, government, and academia in the development and delivery of programs and services. - Demonstrated versatility and creativity in adapting an organizational vision to changing realities and galvanizing people to act.
Leadership & Management – Board of Directors and Staff Provide dynamic organizational management to ensure the association’s smooth and efficient operation, growth, and achievement of goals of SCPhA and its entities. Assure that all components and initiatives of SCPhA are cohesive and function to support and strengthen its mission. Supervise SCPhA staff to include leadership and mentoring; ensure the highest quality of service and the attainment of established programmatic goals and priorities through team building, staff development, performance appraisals, and effective collaborative management. Establish operational objectives that support the association's Mission and Global Ends. Ensures that the annual goals and objectives are fulfilled and updated as necessary throughout the membership year. Lead staff and Board in the implementation and ongoing evaluation of the annual work plans, programs and services, and generate continued enthusiasm and engagement. Engage and encourage leadership to build and maintain a strong, active Board of Directors that assists SCPhA in fulfilling the mission. Maintain a productive working relationship with the Board and among the staff through appropriate development and communication.
Communication & Advocacy Articulate SCPhA vision, values and direction to internal and external stakeholders. Stimulate participation among members and partners to engage in the work of SCPhA. Develop and nurture positive relationships with other state and national pharmacy organizations. Develop and nurture positive relationships with state peer health care related organizations. Engage and foster collaboration with state schools of pharmacy. Serve as a spokesperson and representative for SCPhA with federal and state legislators, government agencies, related national, regional and state organizations, and other arenas as necessary. Use effective diplomacy in dealing with members, related organizations, legislators, or others who can help fund and support the goals of SCPhA. Maintain positive relationships with federal/state legislators, government agencies/committees, affiliated organizations/partners of SCPhA and its entities. Manage SCPhA communication strategies, including website, newsletters/print, personal appearances and public statements to assure appropriate substantive, conceptual and political approaches.
Minimum Qualifications Education & Credentials Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Minimum of ten years of relevant job experience, including five years in a senior management position, preferably in a health care-oriented organization. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and an understanding of association management (CAE credential is not required but a preferred qualification).
Attributes & Skills Demonstrate ability to respect, support, encourage and promote the diversity of ideas, values, assumptions, aspirations, approaches and ideologies inherent in the profession of pharmacy. Possess a keen ability to listen and encourage people to voice multiple perspectives in order to find win-win solutions that are in the best interest of SCPhA and the pharmacy profession. Possess strong synthesizing, analyzing, and problem-solving abilities. A track record of promoting and enacting inclusiveness, respect, equity and sensitivity with individuals and organizations of multiple cultures and backgrounds. Possess strong ethical standards. Maintain visible presence at the SCPhA office in Columbia, SC, for a majority of each work week, including flexibility to work evening and weekends as required. Ability & willingness to travel throughout the state and nationally to represent SCPhA and meet with members. Proficient knowledge of current technology & operation systems and related business protocols necessary to maintain and improve services (i.e. Microsoft Office products, virtual meeting platforms, AV equipment, etc.).
Salary and Benefits The competitive salary for this full-time position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include full health, dental, life, long-term and short-term disability insurance.
Application and Selection Process Applications Interested applicants should submit the following as soon as possible to https://forms.gle/kUuhfZfsWJTNWyZe7 - Cover Letter explaining your interest in the position and summarizing how your experience can ensure professional and effective leadership for SCPhA. - Resume including names and contact information for three professional references Questions may be directed to the Selection Committee c/o Jennifer Baker, SCPhA Immediate-Past President & Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. The selection process will begin in July 2022 and continue until the best candidate is identified.
About SCPhA Established in 1876, SCPhA has served the state’s pharmacy profession for over 144 years, representing pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in all practice areas. SCPhA is a 501 (c)(6) non-profit organization with two subsidiaries, the SC Pharmacy Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) and the Carolina Pharmacy Network, a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary. SCPhA follows the Carver’s Policy Governance Model to define the working relationship between SCPhA staff and leadership. More information about SCPhA can be found at www.scrx.org.
For All of Pharmacy. For All of South Carolina.
In an environment where no restrictions were placed on those who practiced medicine or pharmacy, and control was limited for the quality of drugs and medicine, a group of druggists from Charleston, SC saw the need for change. They organized and formed the Pharmaceutical Association of the State of South Carolina. Incorporated in March of 1876, four years after the first attempt to organize, the Association and its original 50 members began the long process of bringing pharmacy in the 21st century. The Association was formed then for many of the same reasons it exists today– to ensure that all pharmacists be adequately trained, educated and properly licensed to offer quality pharmaceutical services to the public, and to constantly strive for the advancement of the profession of pharmacy.